"Addiction is an illness of isolation" - how to stay the course through a pandemic
"Addiction is a disease of isolation, and the antidote for that is community," says William Moyers of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
But what to do amidst social-distancing and stay at home orders, and what if you don't have reliable tech for virtual connection?
Moyers says folks in recovery did it for decades: old school.
Locally, here are some resources:
Twin Ports Area Intergroup/AA Duluth & Superior
Phone: (218) 727-8117
Phone: (218) 591-3175
Alano Serenity Club
This article called "Emotional Regulation" offers some tips on how to manage emotional responses.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers free recovery resources here and says, "Call 1?800?257?7800 to talk confidentially with a recovery expert. We are available 24/7. Especially during times of crisis, please reach out; we are here to help."
This article specifically talks about staying connected and guarding recovery in these times.